breaking my own rules

By on November 30, 2015

Retail marketing people know what they are doing.  I walked into Chapters to buy wrapping paper because it was 30% off.  And at the front of the store?  These beautiful “reading socks”.  I wanted them so bad.  There was a crowd of ladies around them talking about how much they all wanted them.  THEY WERE ON SALE.

I stood there and stared.  I wanted to buy these socks for myself.  I have money.  I can buy them.  However, I have a rule.  No buying stuff for yourself before Christmas.  So I went into “justify this purchase” mode.  I needed to buy them to try them out in case I want to buy them for someone else.  What if I ask for them for Christmas, and then they aren’t on sale anymore and someone has to pay full price?  I’ve done them a favor.

So basically it came down to willpower.  And I think we both know the result.

For the record-totally worth it.  Super comfy and cozy and perfect for reading on cold(ish) Victoria winter days/nights.

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    November 30, 2015

    I have this rule, but am as creative as you as breaking it when I need to. I WANT those socks!!

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      November 30, 2015

      Yes, Beck, you do! On sale right now! Totally worth it.

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    December 6, 2015

    LOL! “I’ve done them a favour” – that is some classic and effective justification right there! Thank you! I feel like I just saved some money and can now go treat myself!

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    Michelle DeBay

    December 8, 2015

    I have a rule called #norules
    I am really enjoying your blog Kerri, it makes me want to blog again! I wish you so much happiness and fulfillment in your new ventures!!


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